We are very pleased to be supporting the new RTPI Awards for Research Excellence this year, recognising and promoting high quality spatial planning research. We see our core mission as improving decision making in public policy, by improving access to research and evidence, and we are proud to be playing a part in these awards to promote academic, researcher and student excellence in this area.
The awards are open to all accredited planning schools, and submitted research and its potential implications for planning policy and practice can relate to anywhere in the world (not just the UK and Ireland).
Andrew Riley, Managing Director of Idox’s Public Sector and Information Solutions Division, said:
“Idox is proud to be supporting both the Student Award and the Wider Engagement Award. We have worked for over 40 years to promote excellence in research and to ensure that the latest thinking is accessible to planning students, practitioners and academics through the Idox Knowledge Exchange and its Information Service. From creating better homes and regenerating cities to protecting our natural environment, planners help make better places and these awards continue to highlight how this vital work is based on sound evidence and best practice.”
The Idox Information Service is sponsoring the prizes for both the student award and the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement. Both these awards are close to our heart, as we seek to help those starting their planning career and support those wishing to ensure stronger engagement with audiences beyond academia.
The prizes are:
- Student Award – One year’s subscription to the Idox Information Service and an iPad mini.
- Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement – One paid conference fee bursary (conference fee and/or reasonable travel and expenses) to a practitioner or policy-focused conference (up to the value of £350).
The closing date for entries for all the awards is 31st May 2015.